Dusseldorf in Germany to host Eurovision Song Contest

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This year's contest was won by Lena Meyer-Landrut with Satellite

Dusseldorf will host next year's Eurovision Song Contest following Germany's victory in Oslo this year with Satellite by Lena Meyer-Landrut.

It beat competition from Berlin, Hamburg and Hanover which all bid to host the event.

The contest's three live events - semi-finals on 10 and 12 May and the final on 14 May - will take place at the Esprit Arena.

"Dusseldorf twelve points," said Lutz Marmor, of German host broadcaster NDR.

"I congratulate Dusseldorf cordially and, just as cordially, I thank the other three cities for going into the race enthusiastically with attractive concepts."

Lena's Satellite was a number one hit in a number of European countries, including Germany and Sweden, while it reached number 30 in the UK.

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